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Andy McMillan, President & Managing Director


Andy McMillan is president of BACnet International, where he works with users and suppliers to expand and enhance the BACnet community. Formerly he served as president and general manager of an building automation unit of Philips Lighting. McMillan’s background includes broad open systems industry development and marketing experience, as well as strong technical knowledge of distributed automation and information management systems. McMillan has co-founded several companies and has been a featured speaker on open systems and automation at conferences in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia. McMillan co-authored a book on open systems networking and holds a dozen patents in sensors, automation and software. He has MBA and BSEE degrees from the University of Michigan and is a member of ASHRAE, AEE, IEEE.


Brad Hill, Honeywell International

Brad Hill is working as a project management office leader for Honeywell Environmental and Energy Solutions where he is involved in leading the new product development of commercial building offerings. Hill joined Honeywell in 1990 where he was involved in the design and programming of complex integrated control solutions for large projects. He began involvement with BACnet in 1996 through the need to integrate BACnet devices into building management systems. In 1999, Hill began product development work which included the development of a BACnet operator workstation, where he acquired a deep knowledge of the BACnet standard, after which time he continued on to manage and then lead building management product developments. Hill holds an MBA, MES (Energy Studies), BCompSc (Hons), and a DipElecEng, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and PMP®.


Raj Jayaraman, Philips Lighting

Raj Jayaraman currently serves as Vice President of Philips Lighting. Since joining Philips in 1988, where he worked for Philips Research in the area of integrated circuit design, he has amassed over 30 years of experience in the lighting and electrical products industries. He has held a variety of executive positions in R&D, Lean Operations, Supply Chain, Marketing and General Management.  He was deeply involved in the controls strategy and business at Philips Lighting, and also has extensive experience with M&A activities there.  He currently leads for Philips Burton, a business focused on medical lighting applications.  Raj received his PhD from MIT in Microelectronics and holds 9 patents.


Erica Johnson, UNH - Interoperability Laboratory

Erica Johnson was named Director of the University of New Hampshire’s Interoperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) in Durham, NH, in 2007. In this position she utilizes her industry experience in networking, developing certification test programs and creating relationships with forums leading the UNH-IOL’s continued success.  In recognition of her ability to drive technical innovation, she has been recognized by NH Business Review as a recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Women in Business award, Fierce Telecom’s list of “Women in Wireline”, and was awarded, by the University of New Hampshire, with the UNH Women’s Commission’s Stephanie Thomas Staff Award in honor of her achievements in promoting and embodying the advancement of women in the sciences. She received her Bachelor of Computer Science and MBA from the University of New Hampshire in 2001 and 2011, respectively.


Roland Laird, Reliable Controls - CHAIR

Roland Laird is the founder and president of Reliable Controls Corporation. Since 1986, Reliable Controls has grown to more than 120 professionals, providing a comprehensive BACnet building automation system. In his current role as president, Laird maintains an active involvement in product development with special emphasis on quality assurance. Through 2005 to 2010, he was an active participant in BACnet International’s BACnet Testing Labs working group and the ASHRAE SSPC 135 BACnet Committee. Laird graduated with honors in instrumentation technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1980.


Raymond Rae, Delta Controls

Raymond Rae is the vice president of Delta Controls Inc., a full line manufacturer of native BACnet Direct Digital Control (DDC) systems for building automation systems. Rae co-founded the Delta Controls Group in 1980, which now has thousands of installations worldwide. Rae has enjoyed more than 35 years in the HVAC industry and has an extensive background, which includes: energy auditing, computerized building simulations, system commissioning, controls, engineering, product certifications, design and marketing. Rae has been a member of ASHRAE since 1984.


Nancy Stein, Siemens Building Technologies

Nancy Stein is director of product management for Siemens Building Technologies, Control Products and Systems (CPS) Business Unit. In her role, Stein is responsible for strategic direction of all CPS products. She also monitors the development of business plans and manages product lifecycles and market positioning. Stein has been with Siemens for over 22 years in product marketing and solution sales positions. Stein has a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and a master’s in business administration from DePaul University.

Dennis Swoboda, Blue Ridge Technologies

Dennis Swoboda is the vice president of sales and marketing for Blue Ridge Technologies, a manufacturer of Native BACnet lighting control solutions designed for open communication with most building automation systems.  In his role, Swoboda oversees global sales and marketing initiatives for the sale and installation of Blue Ridge Technologies lighting control systems. In addition, he works with engineers, end users, owners and controls contractors to help lower life cycle costs, increase energy savings, and reduce carbon emissions by taking control of the largest energy loads in a building.  Swoboda has over 20 years of lighting control experience, and gives frequent talks and presentations on energy codes, lighting, and BACnet. He has been a member of BACnet International for almost a decade, and has previously served as the BACnet International marketing committee chair.


Michael R Wilson, Automated Logic

Michael has worked for Automated Logic since 2003, and is presently the product marketing manager. In this role, Wilson gathers VOC, competitive and market analysis in order to support product roadmap. Wilson has served as the marketing committee chair, as well as a member of the steering committee. Wilson’s leadership and contributions have been recognized by BACnet International on many occasions, where he has won awards for "always coming to the rescue," for being, "an individual who exhibits outstanding leadership,” and as "Volunteer of the Year.” Wilson has a strategy and information technology background and has also served as the presentation consultant to CIOs of Delta Air Lines and The Home Depot.


Executive Office


Natalie Nardone, CAE, CMP - Association Manager

Natalie Nardone, CAE, CMP has over 15 years experience in association and event management. Prior to joining BACnet International in 2005, she was the Director of Education and Conventions for Georgia Automobile Dealers Association and a sales manager for two hotels and a conference center in Augusta, GA. Her experience is invaluable in project deployment and strategic discussion involving multiple decision makers.

Natalie is the Association Manager of BACnet International and is a proud member of Meeting Professionals International Georgia Chapter (GaMPI) and the Georgia Society for Association Executives (GSAE). In addition, she is the 2006 recipient of Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) International Tomorrow’s Leader Award and GaMPI’s Meeting Planner of Year Award.

In 2006, Natalie earned her Master of Science degree in Information Design and Communications. She has published several articles in the area of association and event management for industry and trade publications. She holds both Certified Association Executive (CAE) and Certified Meeting Professionals (CMP) designations.



David Nardone - Membership & Tradeshow Manager

David (Dave) Nardone is an Atlanta native that focuses his time on membership and trade show management for BACnet International. Prior to joining the association, Dave was in facilities and materials management for over ten years in the medical industry. He is the primary point of contact for our members, accounts receivable, is a contributing writer/editor,  and attends all trade shows on behalf of BACnet International.


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